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North America : United States
Holy Spirit Provincial House
72 Church Street - PUTNAM CT 06260 - USA
Tél : 860 928 0891
Our United States Province is composed of 68 sisters, living in 17 communities, the newest of which is our health care community located at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT. We are united in a desire to keep our vision broad and our energies focused on our mission: "to witness God’s tender love for all, especially the least favored, that all may have life to the full”.
Our Province is also blessed with 103 active Associates on both the East and West coasts and 27 Consecrated Seculars from as far away as Chile and Wales.
Several years ago we adopted a corporate stance policy which involves education, dialogue, discernment and polling of the province on publicly debated issues that are in line with our charism and current focus. This policy allows our province leadership to take a public stand in the name of the province on major justice issues. To date we have taken corporate stances against the death penalty and human trafficking and in favor of closing the School of the Americas (training school for torture) and for immigration reform.
The Justice, Non violence and Relationship with Creation Committees are venues for keeping our province membership active and involved at various levels of participation and collaboration with others who are working for peace, justice, non-violence and in defense of Earth.
We have turned to technology and rely more and more on e-mail, skype, text-messaging, etc. to facilitate communication with our communities and other members of our Spiritual Family throughout the USA and beyond our borders. Our web site is a living example of our ongoing effort to keep the world up to date on our Province activities.
The province has also made a concerted effort toward greater international solidarity and exchange by trying to become better acquainted with the DHS Family of the Vice-Province of Latin America.
Since its inception, our Province has indeed been blessed by the Spirit of Creativity and we continue today to strive to be imbued by the living Spirit of Pentecost upon whom we rely to help us face new challenges and benefit from the opportunities of the future as we continue to respond to the needs of the underserved, to people of other cultures and faiths and to Earth herself. December 2016